Category Archives: Community

We’re Hiring!


The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is seeking a Controller. The Controller is responsible for all financial accounting and reporting functions of the organization. Provides leadership to staff involved in accumulating financial data necessary to provide accurate fund-level accounting and consolidated business results. Directs internal reporting to staff, management and trustees and external reporting to donors, auditors and regulatory entities.

The Controller serves to support the mission of the Foundation, ensuring the Foundation is well represented to all partners through individual work and management of the team. This person is team-oriented and a vital partner in creating and maintaining a positive work environment for every staff member. This is a full-time exempt position.

Competitive Benefits Include:

  • Paid Vacation and Personal Leave
  • Employer Paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employee-Only Coverage
  • Employer Contribution to 403(b) upon 1-year anniversary
  • Employer Paid Group Life and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Major Holidays Observed
  • And more…

See more information here.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references with job title in the subject line to

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The words and deeds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed a nation and inspired a generation—especially in Oklahoma City.

Stirred by the work of Dr. King, Oklahoma City teacher Clara Luper started a series of sit-ins at local restaurants and lunch counters in 1958. This six-year movement was the first of its kind in the United States and resulted in the desegregation of many of Oklahoma City’s eating establishments before the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In 2008, to help tell this story, Julia Clifford began working on the documentary Children of the Civil Rights. For Julia, it was a project she believes would not have been possible without the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Thanks to a community activity fund, individuals were able to make charitable contributions that helped defray the film’s costs and allowed Julia to complete the documentary. The film was first screened on Feb. 1, 2015; to learn more, visit